ARNOLD, MO. (KMOX) – An eighteen month old Jefferson County child died Monday after being allegedly beaten by her father, and now the father faces additional charges .

21 year old Jamell Johnson admitted to shaking , squeezing and spanking his daughter at their apartment on Crosswinds Drive in Arnold over the weekend.

The girl was first taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center and then to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  That was where she was pronounced dead Monday before 3 o’clock.

Johnson is currently charged with child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child but additional charges could be filed.  Johnson is held in the Jefferson County Jail on $100,000 bond.


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